Lower School SummerReads



Lower School SummerReads
Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes. Our diversity is reflected in
our families, our cultural heritages, and our religions. This summer,
all Pike students, faculty, staff, and administration will read books
dealing with aspects of diversity in our community.
Lower School
Lower School families are encouraged to read a variety of books
looking for windows and mirrors. Where are you looking into
someone else’s experience and where do you see your experiences
reflected? Some of our favorite books are below, and we know you'll
find your own fabulous titles. Happy reading!
I Love Saturdays y domingos
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around
the World
On Meadowview Street
What Does It Mean to Be Global
Everybody Cooks Rice
Grandma’s Latkes
Amazing Grace
The Great Big Book of Families
Say Hello!
The Hello, Goodbye Window
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World
Let’s Talk About Race
Bringing in the New Year
Mama’s Saris
The Best Eid Ever
Gracias: Thanks
Looking Like Me
Bee-Bim Bop!
The Family Book
We Belong Together
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our
And Tango Makes Three
The Kindness Quilt
Yoko Writes Her Name
My Mei Mei
Ada, Alma Flor
Ajmera, Maya
Cole, Henry
DiOrio, Rana
Dooley, Nora
Drucker, Malka
Hoffman, Mary
Hoffman, Mary
Isadora, Rachel
Juster, Norton
Laroche, Giles
Lester, Julius
Lin, Grace
Makhijani, Pooja
Mobin-Uddin, Asma
Mora, Pat
Myers, Walter Dean
Park, Linda Sue
Parr, Todd
Parr, Todd
Pinkney, Sandra
Richardson, Justin
Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth
Wells, Rosemary
Young, Ed
Natalie Lopez
Class of 2013
The Pike School
Summer 2012
New Books We Love!
A Butterfly is Patient
Learn about the beautiful world of butterflies.
Z is For Moose
Reciting the alphabet doesn’t go smoothly while Moose and Zebra
are around!
Sadie and Ratz
Sadie and Ratz are the names of Hannah’s hands and sometimes
they have a mind of their own. (Early reader)
I W ant My Hat Back
Bear’s hat is missing. Which of the animals took it?
If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet
This clever book uses rocks to spell out the alphabet.
Little Treasures: Endearments From Around
The W orld
Learn different ways to express your love – from petit chou to
mera chanda.
A Ball for Daisy
Winner of the 2012 Caldecott Medal. Daisy is disappointed when
her favorite ball breaks.
A beautiful exploration of stars near and far.
Brownie & Pearl Go for a Spin
Join Brownie and Pearl as they explore the neighborhood in their
new car. (Early reader)
Tales for Very Picky Eaters
Winner of the 2012 Geisel Award. James is a very picky eater and
why not? The oatmeal ate the dog! (Early reader)
Bumble-ardy is turning 9 and he’s determined to have a birthday
Swirl By Swirl: Spirals In Nature
A celebration of spirals found in the world – from fiddleheads to
A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems
Celebrating Outdoor Play
A book of poems that will encourage you to get outside and play!
Grandpa Green
Winner of Pike’s 2012 Mock Caldecott Award. Wander through
Grandpa’s garden full of fantastic shapes.
Press Here
Follow the instructions and watch the dots move and change.
Baby Bear Sees Blue
As Baby Bear explores, he sees the wonderful colors of the world.
Series You Might Enjoy
Ivy and Bean
The Stories Julian Tells
Mercy Watson
Dyamonde Daniel
The Ball Park Mysteries
Miami Gets it Straight
Fancy Nancy
Capital Mysteries
Calvin Coconut
Scaredy Squirrel
Elephant and Piggy
Barrows, Annie
Cameron, Ann
DiCamillo, Kate
Grimes, Nikki
Kelly, David
McKissack, Patricia & Frederick
O’Connor, Jane
Roy, Ron
Salisbury, Graham
Watt, Mélanie
Willems, Mo
Apps & Enhanced Books to Explore
If you are looking for apps for your iPad or Android, try one based on
a book. You can choose to hear the book read to you or you can read
it on your own. Plus, there are cool sound effects and interactive
features. Here are some of our favorites.
Barnyard Dance
Boyton, Sandra
Dance along with the animals down on the farm.
(iPad & Android)
Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night
Carson, Mary Kay
Learn about these wonderful creatures.
Barefoot W orld Atlas
Crane, Nick
Spin the globe and zoom in to learn more about our world.
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Emberley, Ed
Make the monster appear and disappear – piece by piece.
Freight Train
Crews, Donald
Practice your numbers, letters, and colors as you load the train and
hook the cars together.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Johnson, Crockett
Help Harold on his adventures as he draws with his purple crayon.
(iPad & Android)
Visit your public library and register for their summer reading programs.
This year’s theme is “Dream Big – Read!”
SummerReads compiled by Pike librarians Ms. Spence and Mrs. Mellin.
Visit the library’s web site ~ http://www.pikeschool.org/home/library to see this
list online and to learn more about Pike Reads Forward.